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He also confirmed that the truck's engine would be of the 3.0-liter V6 turbodiesel variety, but we already knew that, as Ram parent Chrysler said as much in February. That motor is already in the 2014 Jeep Grand Cherokee diesel and it cranks out 240 horsepower and 420 pound-feet of torque. Chrysler in late June also detailed pricing on the upcoming 1500s, with the diesel option adding about $2,850 to the sticker price. As for fuel economy (the gas-powered Ram 1500 V6 gets 20 miles per gallon combined) and towing capacity, Cairns wouldn't divulge specifics. We're thinking something around 30 miles per gallon on the highway sounds about right.
And, as we said, the rig looks good in silver. Check out the video below.
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